Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The Storm Prediction Center, a part of the NWS, has increases the risk for severe thunderstorms in our area to Level 2 mainly during the afternoon and evening.
Wind damage is the primary threat in thunderstorms later today but hail and heavy rainfall is also a possibility in the strongest storms.
While scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around during the morning, these are not expected to be anything more than garden-variety summer storms. Thunderstorms are expected to strengthen this afternoon as temperatures warm and a cold front approaches. Some of these can produce high wind gusts and hail. With the copious amount of moisture in the air available for storms to tap into, tropical downpours are also something to watch for in any storms today.
The best opportunity for severe weather in the Valley will be during the mid-afternoon through this evening.
Temperatures today will not be quite as warm as the last couple of days due to cloud cover but it will still be very humid today and tonight. Cooler temperatures and less humid conditions can be expected tomorrow and Friday.
Stay weather aware this afternoon and evening – especially if you’re outdoors. Have redundant methods to receive any updates and warnings. Be safe out there.